Free lec­ture

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

Mean­while the cen­te­nary is also be­ing marked by the Mu­seum of Top­i­cal Queens­land, with a free pub­lic lec­ture on Thurs­day at 6pm, by his­toric ship­wrecks of­fi­cer Ed Slaugh­ter.

Or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee pres­i­dent San­dra De­Matos says the Yon­gala’s present-day sta­tus as a dive site has not been for­got­ten.

‘‘ The Yon­gala was a shock­ing tragedy, but to­day the wreck is recog­nised as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites,’’ she told The Sun re­cently.

‘‘ The 100th an­niver­sary will pay tribute to the full story of the SS Yon­gala, a tragic event that took so many lives, as well as the ship­wreck site that is now home to one of the most won­drous marine ecosys­tems in the world.’’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.